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Dec 10 | Punctum Exhibit Lecture: Julia Dolan, PhD, The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum

The Punch of Punctum: Locating Meaning in Photographs and the Problem with Objectivity

Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm
Tickets here: $10 general public | $5 PCNW & SAM members | FREE for students with RSVP and ID

Join Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum, for a discussion of meaning in photography at Seattle Art Museum. Using examples from PCNW’s Punctum and SAM’s upcoming New Topographics exhibition, Dr. Dolan will explore Roland Barthes’ concept of the punctum—or poignant detail—of a photograph, and question the possibility of locating punctum in the seemingly objective photographs made by New Topographics artists. A reception for Punctum: 20th Annual Juried Exhibition of Photography will follow at PCNW, announcing the awards.

Julia Dolan is The Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, where she oversees the research, documentation and exhibition of the permanent collection of more than 7,000 photographs. She has worked with the photography collections at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; the Fogg Art Museum; Cambridge, MA; and the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA. She has curated and co-curated numerous photography exhibitions including Richard Mosse: The Enclave (2014), Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 (2014), The Question of Hope: Robert Adams in Western Oregon (2013), and One Woman’s Legacy: Selections from the Fae Heath Batten Photography Bequest at the Portland Art Museum, as well as Spectacle (2009), and Transcending the Literal: Photographs by Ansel Adams from the Collection (2008) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recent publications include Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 (2014) and The Question of Hope: Robert Adams in Western Oregon (2013).

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